Upcoming Conference
Hawaii, January 14, 2020

State uninsured rate varies by partisanship, Medicaid expansion, age, race, income

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Alaska, California, Hawaii

Drop in Hawaii's FMAP could mean a $10 million shortfall

Emily Boerger | Oct 8, 2019 | Hawaii

New report shows variable vaccination rates by state

Emily Viles | Oct 4, 2019 | Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of vaccination by state. The report looks at 18 different categories to determine which states are the most responsible when it comes to immunization.  WalletHub measured a number of different populations immunization rates, including children and teenagers, adults and elderly, and immunization uptake...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Art Ushijima reflects on his career at Queen's

| Oct 1, 2019 | Hawaii

Art Ushijima is the President and CEO of the Queen’s Health Systems and is considered by many to be one of Hawaii’s most influential and consequential health care leaders. Last summer, Ushijima announced his retirement after 30 years at Queen’s. In anticipation of his retirement in January 2020, we spoke...[ Read More ]

Leslie Chun named CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health’s new medical group

Emily Boerger | Sep 26, 2019 | Hawaii

Dr. Leslie Chun, chief medical and quality officer at The Queen’s Medical Center, announced he will be leaving Queen’s to join Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) Medical Group as its new CEO at the end of October.     HPH’s new medical group will be officially established on December 15. Raymond...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente and Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions Reach Agreement; Strike Threat Withdrawn

| Sep 25, 2019 | California, Hawaii

This press release was sent to State of Reform directly from a Kaiser representative via email.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have reached a Tentative Agreement on a national, 4-year collective bargaining agreement that covers 85,000 unionized Kaiser Permanente health care workers in 11 local...[ Read More ]

Vaping-related illness and policy in Hawaii

Emily Boerger | Sep 17, 2019 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) announced last week that it is investigating the first report of a possible vaping-associated severe respiratory illness in a Hawaii Island youth. At the time of the announcement, the individual was still hospitalized and receiving treatment while health officials worked to determine the cause...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: QUEST Integration RFP, Scott Miscovich, Workforce study

| Sep 5, 2019 | Hawaii

It seems like a long ways away, and it is... But, we are starting to gear up for our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 14, 2020. Our Convening Panel will be gathering to talk through the most relevant and most important topics to tee...[ Read More ]

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